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Battle at the Box Office

Every week we dive into who won and lost at the weekend box office

Battle at the Box Office 2/23

Fifty Shades of Grey suffered a massive loss from it’s huge Valentine’s Day opening but still managed to stay on top while the trio of new releases had fairly mediocre debuts.
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Battle at the Box Office 2/16

Fifty Shades of Grey handily won the Valentine’s Day box office, breaking almost every February, holiday and R rated record.
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Battle at the Box Office 2/9

Spongebob finally unseated the massively popular American Sniper while the other two new releases bombed and will probably lose millions for their respective studios.
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Battle at the Box Office 2/2

American Sniper remained on the top of the box office over the always slow Super Bowl weekend, while, yet again, almost all the new movies bombed.
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Battle at the Box Office 1/26

American Sniper easily remained on top of the box office as two of the weekend’s new releases had historically bad openings.
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Battle at the Box Office 1/19

American Sniper destroyed the weekend box office on it’s first weekend of wide release, setting a new January record and scoring the second highest R rated opening of all time.
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Battle at the Box Office 1/5

The Hobbit managed to top the box office for the third weekend in a row and the first weekend of 2015 while the annual first of the year horror release, Woman in Black 2, had a mediocre debut.
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Battle at the Box Office 12/29

In the biggest and most jam packed weekend of the year, The Hobbit managed to hold off all comers, whether they were new releases or movies expanding wide.
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Battle at the Box Office 12/22

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies easily dominated the box office with over $90 million for it’s five days out while Exodus took a nose dive and Night at the Museum 3 had the worst opening of the series.
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